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KIN 136 Intro to Physical Education Fitness and Sport

Search Predictability

The most basic function you will find in a database is Boolean Searching.  Boolean Searching uses AND, OR, & NOT to tell the machine how your keywords should function.

Imagine searching for a pet in a database of an animal shelter.  You might do something like this:

dog AND cat = for kids who want a miracle         

dog OR cat  = for those who aren't sure which pet or have no preference        

dog NOT cat = for those allergic to cats

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